VIDEO: Compost giveaway attracts hundreds in Bridlington

Hundreds of cars swamped the Hilderthorpe Road coach park on Tuesday afternoon to take advantage of East Riding Council’s annual compost giveaway.

Up to 80 tonnes of free soil improver, the composted contents of brown bins collected around the county is being given away across the East Riding, a total of up to 5,000 bags.

Cars queued up three abreast from around 4pm on Tuesday to receive one of the 500 bags given away in Bridlington.

Such was the rush of vehicles to the coach park, one reader even contacted the Free Press office concerned there was a public protest being staged.

Coun Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for environment, housing and planning, said: “The compost giveaways are among the highlights of the gardening calendar for many of our residents.

“The compost is from the garden waste and food waste our residents put in their brown bins many months ago, keeping it out of landfill. It has since been composted to make good soil improver.”